Repository of Ethnographic Material  

Address: building of the Academic Library of the University of Latvia, Rūpniecības ielā 10, Room 114, Rīga, LV-1010
Visitor hours: by previous arrangement, tel. 26809527; 67033951 or email

Head of the Repository: Lilita Vanaga, Dr hist. h.c.
Tel. 26809527, email:
Curriculum vitae
Ilze Ulmane
Keeper of Collections


The Repository of Ethnographic Material of the Institute of Latvian History currently holds the most extensive collection of written ethnographic records relating to traditional culture. This unique material has been collected in the course of ethnographic fieldwork since 1947 and serves as an important source for research.

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